The Jimmy Fund Clinic celebrates Pig Day
What do Miss Piggy and Olivia all have in common? They are loved by the kids at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Their love of pigs is celebrated each year at the Center's Pig Party. This year marked the party's sixth year.
The pig-tastic party began with a love affair with pigs by a 6-year old patient, said Martha Young, program manager, patient and family education at Dana-Farber. The young girl visited the resource room and saw Young's pig trash can which sparked a conversation about how they both liked pigs.
The following week she came back to see Young and told her that March 1 is National Pig Day. From there, they started planning a party to celebrate. Every week when the patient returned to the clinic, they would gather ideas and keep them in a folder.
The first party was fun, unexpected, silly, and very popular. Over the years, it has continued to grow.
This year's Pig Party included foods like pigs in a blanket and pink cupcakes. Patients painted piggy banks and made their own stuffed pig. Everyone received a goody bag filled with pig-themed items.